I´m an entrepreneur more than a programmer, but it´s better take care with the quality of the products and services you are selling.
In the market are too many standards, too many rules, and stupid seals (the people love stupid seals, some of them of stupid associations), we pass all the standards, but, it´s enough? if you validate for example Google (yes the enterprise that rules the world) broke the standards, this not means that standards are bad, only that they don´t need this standards. Ok, the question of 1 million dollars, does we need standards?
The goal of work hard must be customer satisfaction, if we focus in web standards, people don´t know them, and say: it doesn´t matter!, and maybe they are right in some part, if you use standards you know that your services must survive to hard changes in technologies, if you don´t use standards maybe, you will have big problems.
We develop master pieces, it requires expertise and time, but results it´s an excelent prove of follow standards it´s a good point of increment the value.
I find an excelent web, that check a lot of standards, you will look some results in:
You can see that we have an excelent quality respect standards, it´s good, it´s mean that we care a lot of hard spects of web development but, if you qualify Google for example, you can´t see the results (because Google have some tech spects that stop the validator) but maybe have a 30%, this result only say that they take a different way.
Only the results talk about success.
If you are web developer you can try to validate your website with this tool, you will find an interesting result.
- Standards and development
- Finally, what´s important?